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Former Rokeya University VC sent to jail

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A Rangpur court on Thursday sent former vice chancellor of Begum Rokeya University Abdul Jalil Miah to jail on charges of graft, Agencies report.

Senior special judge and district and sessions judge of Rangpur Humayun Kabir Miah passed the order. Thursday was fixed for accepting charge sheets and granting bail.

The court also sent the sub registrar of the university Shahjahan Ali to jail, rejecting his bail prayer.

According to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) office in Rangpur, on 19 March, deputy assistant director of ACC and also investigation officer Akbar Ali submitted charge sheets against former VC Abdul Jalil Mia, sub registrar Shahjahan Ali, deputy director (planning and development) ATGM Golam Feroj, assistant registrar Morshedul Alam Rani, and assistant director (finance and account) Khandaker Ashraful Alam.

According to the charge sheets, former VC Abdul Jalil Miah in collusion with four other officials recruited 349 officials and employees, violating the order of the ministry and without approval of the University Grants Commission.

Although there was no allocation in the budget, the recruited officials and employees were paid from other sector of the university. As a result, state money was lost, which is punishable offence as per ACC law.

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